Posts filed under: Guest Post: Life Challenges

When Your Health is Shaken

Has a difficult diagnosis left you feeling as if your health is shaken? We are honored to share Katie’s brave words about the cancer journey that has left her feeling shaken and stirred. When Your Health is Shaken and Stirred...

Can We Truly Be Content No Matter What?

Content: a state of peaceful happiness; a state of satisfaction; pleased; fulfilled; happy; cheerful; glad; unworried; untroubled; at ease; at peace; tranquil; serene Wow. Those words paint such a vivid picture of what it means to be content, don’t they? I...

One Marriage. One Family. Under God. Indivisible.

By Cheryl McKay   When I see the phrase “strength to thrive in military life” as the motto of Planting Roots, my heart stirs. It is definitely not a lifestyle for the faint of heart. I don’t know that there...

Who’s Got Your Back?

I froze with fear, overlooking paradise. While serving at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii, my best friends Vicky and Steve decided to climb the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder. “Come with us, Cherrilynn,” Steve said. “You can climb...

Guest Post: Reintegration and God’s Strength

Our family is all in one place. We are together. We should be happy. We aren’t. I feel guilty about that. I prayed for my husband to return. I long for us to be together and share our life on...

Guest Post: Military Marriage and God’s Grace

  My Christian military marriage is mediocre. And I’m sad. The past few years have brought a number of challenges. We’re in the season of life where our parents are aging in front of us. We’ve watched two different parents...

Sovereignty–Part 2

  (If you missed it, you can read part one of Sovereignty here.) What God is doing here is not blame-shifting or passing the buck on the “weeds in his field,” the evils of the world. God is rightly declaring...

Sovereignty–Part 1

Sovereignty. It’s a weighty word with an even weightier meaning. We sometimes hear it used in sermons. We occasionally run across it in a Bible study or devotional reading. And many of us pull it out and dust it off...

Golden Ticket

I am Veruca Salt. You may remember her, the spoiled girl in the red suit who wants everything at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and she wants it NOW! Being a minor character, her insatiable selfish desires result in her demise...

Military Dads and Daughters

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 As a military mom, I always wanted to keep my husband in the loop with...